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*July 24, 2008

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Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: July 24, 2008
Sponsor: Lakes Area Birding Club, Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce
Reports: 1-800-542-3992 (weekdays during business hours)
Compiler: Jeanie Joppru (ajjoppru@wiktel.com)

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, July 24, 2008 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or 1-800-433-1888.

This has been a very quiet week in the northwest. There were few reports and no unusual species were observed.

From Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge in Marshall County, Greg Knutsen reported that finally there is starting to be some shorebird habitat, and a few shorebirds are now being seen. Most are GREATER YELLOWLEGS, and LESSER YELLOWLEGS. Some habitat can be seen along the county road at Parker Pool. Other interior pools that are showing some suitable habitat include Mud River Pool, Madsen Pool, and Webster Pool.

Alma Ronningen reported from Otter Tail County that the OSPREYS near Otter Tail have two chicks this year. Five PINE SISKINS are being seen in her yard in Otter Tail. Three TRUMPETER SWANS can be observed in the area.

Thanks to Alma Ronningen and Greg Knutsen for their reports.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at ajjoppru@wiktel.com OR call the Detroit Lakes Chamber's toll free number: 1-800-542-3992. Detroit Lakes area birders please call 847-9202. Please include the county where the sighting took place. The next scheduled update of this report is Thursday, August 7, 2008.

Jeanie Joppru Pennington County, MN

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